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Members of Newark Drug Ring Indicted

NEWARK, NJ - More than a dozen individuals belonging to the Newark branch of the Latin Kings street gang have been indicted on racketeering charges in connection with their alleged roles in a ring that dealt heroin and crack cocaine in Newark.

A law enforcement operation carried out by State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice dubbed "Operation Peddling […]

Asha Bhosle Live

NEWARK, NJ - Legendary vocalist Asha Bhosle, a Bollywood icon and one of the most recorded artists in music history, comes to NJPAC with her Farewell Tour, featuring special guest Javed Ali. For well over six decades now, Asha Bhosle has been one of the most distinguished voices in Hindi cinema. Her mesmerizing vocals [...]

A Baltimore Police officer stands behind crime scene tape at the scene of a police-involved shooting following a dispatch for a burglary in progress, reported near S. Chester Street and Bank Street in southeast Baltimore. A suspect was shot, while another was taken into custody as investigators pore through evidence. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

A Fatal Shooting in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - A man was shot and killed yesterday evening in Newark, Police officials say.

Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, said that the man had been fatally shot in the 700 block of Wicker Court.

Police closed off the street from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Stone Street.

Detectives with the city's police department and the prosecutor's office investigated the scene for several hours. They placed evidence tags, often used to mark the locations of shell casings, on the street.

No one was yet arrested in connection to the shooting.

New Parking Restrictions to be Reconsidered

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Franklin Street Residents have been protesting against the newly imposed parking restrictions since June, when new street signs were posted. The signs limit parking to residential permit holders on Willard Street and Kilmer Court, a cul-de-sac, between the hours of 2 to 5 a.m. The parking department confirmed that as it […]

Macy’s to Close Store in Livingston?

LIVINGSTON, NJ - After disappointing sales for several consecutive months, a source is telling The Essex Times that Macy's plans to close its store in the Livingston Mall on Eisenhower Pkwy. This comes after a dramatic announcement that the Ohio-based department store chain would close dozens of its stores nationwide. The closings […]

Bloomfield Resident Wins Johnston Award

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Ron Manning, a 38 years old historian from Bloomfield, was announced the winner of the Johnston Award for 2017. The Johnston award is given to historians who study the history of New Jersey by the Johnston Foundation every year since 1995. "Mr. Manning's contribution to our history is remarkable", says [...]

Maplewood Reassessment Near Completion

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Board of Taxation and the New Jersey Division of Taxation have ordered the Township of Maplewood to perform a reassessment program to be implemented for tax year 2018. The program will ensure that assessments are conducted uniformly and equitably. Maplewood has contracted with Appraisal Systems, Inc. to assist with the reassessment process. […]

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Lower Travel Spending This Year

NEW YORK, NY - The National Aviation Federation, the world's largest aviation association, is reporting of expected lower travel spending this year. According to a report released today, each American family will spend $1125.58 on average on travel this year, compared to $1148.88 in 2015 and $1132.82 in 2014. This is the first time since the 2008-2009 recession that spending is down. The most popular travel destinations are Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Smoking Down 3%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New statistics from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that smoking in New Jersey is down by 3% in the past year. According to the CDC, 14.8% of the adult population in New Jersey, aged 18+ years, which translates to over 980,000 individuals, are current cigarette smokers. Across all states, the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults ranges [...]

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Keep or Toss

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Better Finance Organization is hosting a free community spring cleaning event. “Keep or Toss” with financial expert John Lambert. The event will be held next Friday at 6:00 P.M. in the main auditorium at Montclair State University.

Mr. Lambert will discuss which financial documents you should keep and which ones you can toss, and when.

Free to the public.

A New Jitney Route in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ —The township of West Orange will get its much anticipated sixth jitney route in the next couple of months. The route will cover both the Redwood and Pleasantdale sections of the township. No specific stops have been decided yet, but Mayor Robert Parisi is assuring residents in an interview that the township is committed to focusing on the Pleasant Valley Way and Eagle [...]

Holocaust Survivors Observed Romanian Holocaust Remembrance Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ - A group of Holocaust survivors from Romania and their families observed Romanian Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday. The group continues the rituals and traditions formed while being in a concentration camp during World War [...]

No Disruption to PATH Schedule during Maintenance

NEWARK, NJ - The Port Authority will continue running PATH services to 33rd Street during maintenance period next month. Port Authority officials said that the repairs were necessary, but no [...]

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